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NT Plants

Checklist of NT vascular plants A 1 MB adobe acrobat file listing all the NT vascular plants as of January 2003.

Kakadu's flora is among the richest in northern Australia-more than 1700 plant species are recorded. This richness is a result of the Park's geological, landform and habitat diversity.    

Key Centre for Tropical Wildlife Management

Threatened Wildlife of the Northern Territory Information Sheets The Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment is charged under section 29 of the Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 2000 with classifying the conservation status of wildlife species in the Northern Territory. This website briefly overviews the process used to classify species and outlines how you can provide your views on the classifications that have been assigned to species.

Welcome to the Tropical Savannas CRC. For those interested in Australia's tropical savannas - the landscapes of open trees and grasses that dominate the top third of the continent. Read about our research on the region's plants and animals and land-management issues such as sustainable industries, fire, weeds, water, vegetation and climate. Interesting pages on this site for example, Fire and spear grass: a case for wet-season burning in Kakadu.

NT Park and wildlife site with information on Collecting, Identifying, Keying Out NT Plants

Northern Territory Herbarium

The Beagle is the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory scientific journal. This link takes you to some articles from the Beagle and content pages. 

Environment Links

Australian Government Department of Environment and Heritage

The mission statement of the Australian Network for Plant Conservation is to "Promote and develop plant conservation in Australia" Since 1770, more than 60 species of Australian plants have become extinct (as far as we can tell) and over 1100 are under threat. Australian plants continue to be threatened by our increasing need for space and natural resources. The main causes of change to Australia's vegetation since European settlement have been large-scale clearing and cultivation of land, followed by grazing, then industrial and urban development and weed competition. All have taken their toll on Australia's unique flora.

Australian Natural Resources Atlas

CSIRO Plant Industry along with Australian National Botanic Gardens has established the Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research

The Colong Foundation is the longest-serving community advocate for wilderness in Australia. Our campaigns have secured over a million hectares of national parks, most of which is wilderness but a further million hectares of threatened forests in NSW need urgent protection. This site provides the information you need to help secure these areas and others across the nation. Hopefully it will inspire a dozen new campaigns to save these precious areas.

The CRC for Australian Weed Management is working to enhance the sustainability of farming systems and the conservation status of natural ecosystems across Australia through world-class collaborative research that targets generic control problems using integrated weed management. Find out what the weed of the month is.

Environment Centre NT is the peak environment group in the Territory. We rely heavily on our members, both to help direct and run the Environment Centre’s activities and for the contribution that membership subscriptions make to our limited resources.

The Environmental Defenders Office (NT) Inc. is a public interest community legal centre practising environmental law. We offer legal services to individuals and groups who want to protect the natural and built environment and who can’t afford private legal assistance. We also conduct community education programs about environmental law and seek reform of environmental laws where appropriate.

A joint Federal and Northern Territory Government project is now under way to develop an Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan for the NT – a blueprint for achieving sustainable use and management of our natural resources so they remain in good shape for the future.

News from the Northern Territory Department of Infrastructure Planning Environment Internet

The purpose of the Parks & Conservation Masterplan Project is to provide a vision and blueprint for the conservation of the Northern Territory’s variety of plants and animals over the next 20 years.

Potential Environmental Weeds in Australia: Candidate Species for Preventative Control National Weeds Program S Csurhes and R Edwards Queensland Department of Natural Resources, January 1998. From this site you may download the complete document (2.6 Mb pdf file).

Australian Plants

Australia's Virtual Herbarium Australia's Virtual Herbarium (AVH) is an on-line botanical information resource accessible via the web. It provides immediate access to the wealth of data associated with scientific plant specimens in each Australian herbarium. Six million specimen records, of particular value in displaying geographic distribution, will be enhanced by images, descriptive text and identification tools. The AVH is a collaborative project of the State, Commonwealth and Territory herbaria. It is being developed under the auspices of the Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria (CHAH), representing the major Australian collections.

Australian Plant Name Index database is a tool for the botanical community that deals with plant names, not only those in current use, but also those names used in the past – synonyms no longer in use for a variety of technical nomenclatural reasons. APNI is the standard dataset for plant names in Australia, containing more than 80,000 names.

Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research and Australian National Herbarium: Botanical Research, Conservation, Management and Use of the Australian Flora

Cycad Pages: welcome you to the intriguing world of Cycads Survivors from before the dinosaurs! Hosted by Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia

Electronic Flora of South Australia aims to provide a comprehensive Web-projected account of the flora of a large region.

EucaLink:  A Web Guide to the Eucalypts. Hosted by Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia

Flora of Australia online delivers the landmark publication series Flora of Australia to a potentially vast audience. This comprehensive, scientific resource demonstrates the Australian Government's commitment to ensuring Australia remains a world leader in taxonomy and managing, presenting and using biodiversity knowledge. This online resource is a result of collaboration between the Australian Biological Resources Study and national and international botanical communities and institutions.

FloraBase is the authoritative source for information about the Western Australian flora. 

TELOPEA is published by the National Herbarium of New South Wales, Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust. It covers the field of systematic botany in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, specialising in the flora of New South Wales. TELOPEA is published twice yearly. As from Volume 9(1) 2000, full text of papers is available from this site in pdf format as a free service. Earlier volumes will be added progressively. We welcome comments and suggestions.
Trees and plants of Uw Olkola and Uw Oykangand land This is a genetic list of the trees and shrubs diagnostic of central Cape York Peninsula woodlands. The species are organised into families, and within families they are organised alphabetically by the scientific names. Click on the links in the list for more information about each species and images. This plant list with some photos is part of a website for the  Uw Oykangand and Uw Olkola Multimedia Dictionary. Uw Oykangand and Uw Olkola are Australian Aboriginal languages spoken in central Cape York Peninsula in far north Queensland.

Other Plant Societies and interest group

Northern Territory

Greening Australia NT Includes datasheets on a variety of subjects including lists of bird attracting plants and propagation tips. 

In keeping with most botanic gardens around the world, Darwin's Botanic Gardens has its "friends". We are people with a passion for plants and a love of gardening. Many of us have special interests in specific plant groups. We like to share our knowledge and enthusiasm so that others develop an appreciation not only for the Gardens, but the plant world in general.

Landcare Australia builds partnerships between communities, businesses and governments to care for Australia's environment now and for future generations. The Landcare Council of the Northern Territory (LCNT) is the peak community and industry body advising the NT Government on natural resource management issues in the Territory. Become a member; check out your nearest NT Landcare group


The Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants (ASGAP) caters for people interested in Australia's native flora whether that interest is simple appreciation of the beauty and diversity of the flora or whether it extends to propagation, cultivation and conservation. Have a look at their extensive Internet Resource page. TENPS was recently invited to join in an "observer status" ASGAP for a 2 year trial period. Members are encouraged to peruse their website.

SGAP Queensland Region

This site is based on the guide leaflet for the Aboriginal Trail at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. The trail is an interpretive walk focussing on plants used by the Australian Aboriginals.

The Palm & Cycad Societies of Australia (PACSOA) is a group of affiliated, semi-autonomous, regional Palm and/or Cycad Societies headed by a Board presently based in Brisbane, Queensland. The Societies adopted the present structure in 1984 after having previously been an informal information exchange. At that time there was established the quarterly magazine, formerly Magazine of the Palm & Cycad Society of Australia, now PALMS & CYCADS, publishing articles of both non-technical and technical content, of interest to the palm and/or cycad enthusiast; and a Bookstore which offers substantial discounts on retail prices of palm and cycad books and publications, most of which are unobtainable elsewhere in Australia. Since 1984 there has also been established a Publication Fund which, since 1987, has published eight original works in book form.

NQ Biodiversity/Dry Tropics Biodiversity Group: Townsville and North Queensland plants.

The aim of the WorldWideWattle is to deliver authoritative information relating to Australian species of Acacia in order to inform, educate and promote the conservation, utilisation and enjoyment of this important group of plants. The information presented here is intended for use by a wide range of users, both professional and amateur, including taxonomists, ecologists, foresters, etc. to school children and others who simply want to learn more about this fascinating genus. Other Acacia web site include WattleWeb.

International links

International Aroid Society Aroid is the common name for members of the Araceae family of plants, sometimes known as the Philodendron or Arum family. The occasionally beautiful and often bizarre combination of spathe and spadix called the inflorescence, sometimes referred to as a "flower", is a distinguishing feature of all aroids.

Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants is a joint effort by the Institute of Systemic Botany , the University of South Florida and the Florida Center for Community Design and Research to provide users with a comprehensive searchable database of vascular plants in the State of Florida.

Herberia: a list of international herbariums.

Index Herbariorum: A Global Directory of Public Herbaria and Associated Staff

Wayne's World: a non-profit natural history textbook dedicated to little-known facts and trivia about natural history subjects.

Search Sites


When searching Google for a specific plant put the name in quotation marks to restrict the search web sites that contain that specific string of text, for example:
"citris gracilis"

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Electronic Sites of Leading Botany, Plant Biology and Science Journals
Since its launch in May 1998, Ingenta has developed and grown to become the leading Web infomediary empowering the exchange of academic and professional content online. 
National Library of Australia Online

Flora of Australia online

CSIRO PUBLISHING operates as an independent science and technology publisher with a global reputation for quality products and services. Our publishing programme covers a wide range of scientific disciplines, including agriculture, the plant and animal sciences, and environmental management.
This is a selective list of Australian science and technology Internet sites hosted by the National Library of Australia. Click down to the Botany list.

Internet Search for Botany




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